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Thursday, June 05, 2008

Bleeding Heartland: Challenging incumbents can be worth the effort

Excerpted from this post at Bleeding Heartland

I will write more about the third district primary later this week,
but for now I want to say this: challenging Congressman Leonard
Boswell was a worthwhile effort. This race forced Boswell to work a
little harder on constituent service. To cite just one example,
Windsor Heights is about to get a new zip code, which probably
wouldn't be happening if not for the primary. More important, this
race forced Boswell to move to a better place on several issues of
national importance. If not for Ed Fallon, I doubt Boswell would have
signed on to a strong global warming bill, and I think he would still
be voting for blank checks to fund the war in Iraq.

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